Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Mrs. Clarke
(Teacher in 5AC/LP)

Miss Percival
(Teacher in 5AC/LP)

Miss Jones
(Teacher in 5NJ)

Mrs. McDonald
(Teaching assistant in 5NJ)

Mrs. Sharrock
(Teaching assistant in 5NJ)

Miss Davis
(Teaching assistant in 5AC/LP)

Themes & Topics


We start the year by blasting off into the atmosphere to begin out space topic. We will engage with a variety of space themed texts both in Guided Reading and Literacy lessons.
Science features heavily within this topic: discovering how Ptolemy and Copernicus effected how we perceive the solar system, as well as the various phases of the moon. In History, we will learn about the Space Race between Russia and America, and in Geography we will investigate places chosen to be launch sites for famous missions into space. Our topic includes a trip to the Space Centre.

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In Spring term we will travel back in time to relive the Viking age. We will find out how they link to the Anglo Saxons and the Battle of Hastings, where the Vikings came from, why they came to Britain and their impact upon civilisation. Within Topic lessons, we will test, design, create and evaluate, our own Viking long-ships using knowledge we have gained in science and art. In Literacy, we will explore myths and legends as well as ‘How to Train Your Dragon!’
This topic also includes a visit from a Viking specialist along with Viking equipment. We will listen to facts and stories from the period, as well as make and play our own Viking games and learn how to defend ourselves in battle!

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For our Summer term, Year 5 will be heading deep into the unknown and learning to ‘survive’! As the weather warms – hopefully- we will explore many different survival challenges while showing great teamwork, communication and effort.
In Literacy, we will examine Flannan’s Isle poem as well as use other stimuli to further improve our non-fiction, fiction and poetry writing. Within this Topic we will develop our History and Geography skills further, as we look into the race to the South Pole, undertaken by Scott and Amundsen, as well as the climate regions and how to best survive these.

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